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Hats, horses, ice cream, backyard vegetables and other things that make Capital Region summers a little bit more awesome.

Also on that list, the AOA advertisers below. Without them you wouldn't have had AOA to read this week. Sure, you might have gotten more work done -- but it wouldn't have been as much fun.

If you've got something to advertise, AOA is a great way to get the word out. Contact us at and we can get you started.

Meanwhile here's who made your AOA fix possible this week:

Stuff to Do

+ The Philadelphia Orchestra continues its season at SPAC this week. Guests include Branford Marsalis and Yo Yo Ma.

+ Boy, boy, crazy boy -- West Side Story is coming to Proctors August 16-21.

Food and Drink

+ Capital Wine on State and Lark in Albany. They've got tastings every Friday night, so stop by on your way out to dinner. And they've got great tips on wine and food pairings.

+Try some of the delicious, fresh weekend specials at New World Bistro Bar . Sustainable seafood, grass fed beef, local produce and more. Cool off with a glass of one of our new white wines and enjoy the weather on the (covered) patio!

+ The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark is now offering a five-course tasting menu with seatings at 6 and 9 Tuesday-Saturday. You'll need to make a reservation for those. Enjoy an amazing dinner under the wisteria on the back patio.

+ Enjoy great food and music on the patio at Taste.

+ Stop in at The Point for dinner on the patio or in the "Don Draper Room."

+ It's barbecue season! Be sure to pick up some Bilinski's chicken sausage for the grill.

+ Stop by and pick up some seasonal deliciousness at Honest Weight Food Co-op.

Helpful stuff

+ Sunmark Federal Credit Union gave a $1,500 startup grant to the Radix Center. A Sunmark loan could help you fund your good idea.

+ Best Cleaners will pick up and deliver your dry cleaning to your home or office at no extra charge. And they do shoe repair too.

+ Need a lawyer? DiFabio Law Firm is friendly, helpful and will get the job done. They handle real estate, wills, elder law, vehicle and traffic law and more.

Stuff to Try

+ Get $250 off your 2011 website design and development from Brayton Graphics when you mention you came from AOA!

+ Get a FREE MONTH of Wink High Speed Internet Service from Tech Valley Communications. Enter this code when you sign up for service at: w1n87k06

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